Saturday, March 15, 2008

Saint Clement Hofbauer, Saint Patrick & Saint Joseph

Today in the Redemptorist Calendar is the Feast of Saint Clement Mary Hofbauer. However, the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, usually celebrated on March 19, has been transfered to today in the Roman Calendar because it falls during Holy Week this year. The feast of Saint Patrick, which also falls during Holy Week this year, is transferred in those places where it is a Solemnity. In most places it is omitted alltogether this year.

We will consider all three of these great saints after Easter Week. For now, let us enter into the celebration of those great and mighty acts whereby Christ our Lord showed the depth of his love for us. Together with him, let us go up to Jerusalem and accompany him in his Passion, Death and Resurrection.

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